máistir

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Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish magister, from Latin magister.[2]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmˠɑːʃtʲəɾʲ/

Noun[edit]

máistir m (genitive singular máistir, nominative plural máistrí)

  1. master
    • 1939, Peig Sayers, “Inghean an Cheannaidhe”, in Marie-Louise Sjoestedt, Description d’un parler irlandais de Kerry (Bibliothèque de l'École des Hautes Études; 270) (overall work in French), Paris: Librairie Honoré Champion, page 198:
      Do chuireas le fán an tsaoghail mo mháighistir agus mo mháighistreás, agus níl fios agam an béo nó marbh iad.
      I have sent my master and my mistress wandering, and I don’t know if they’re dead or alive.

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
máistir mháistir not applicable
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dinneen, Patrick S. (1904), “máiġistir”, in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, 1st edition, Dublin: Irish Texts Society, page 457
  2. ^ G. Toner, M. Ní Mhaonaigh, S. Arbuthnot, D. Wodtko, M.-L. Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “maigister, maigistir”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language

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